KATHMANDU — Former Nepali ambassador to France Keshab Raj Jha has been found dead at his house in Thapathali on Monday.
Police said that Jha, 80, was found dead at his home this morning.
Jha was stabbed to death, according to DSP Mohan Thapa, spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.DSP Thapa further said that Jha has a deep cut on his head. He might have been attacked with a knife or some sharp weapon.
Jha’s family members informed police only after they knew about the incident at around 6:30 am this morning.
Jha’s body has been taken to the Maharajgung-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) for post mortem.Follow @gorkhapost
All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled
KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.
All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.
A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.
Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.Follow @gorkhapost